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The brutal killing of a young, homeless woman has renewed discussion in Australia about violence against women. The body of Courtney Herron, 25, was found in a Melbourne park by walkers on Saturday, police said. "She died as a result of a horrendous bashing - that's the only way to describe...
The major centre-right and centre-left groupings were always going to have a tough election, the question was - on what scale? When the results came, it was clear they had lost their combined majority in the European Parliament as voters shied away from the mainstream. But they still held more than 43% of the...
The former head of a notorious Ethiopian prison has been arrested and is expected to face trial. Hassan Ismail Ibrahim, also known as Hassan Dhere, was arrested in neighbouring Somalia in a town where he had been hiding, following a tip-off. Campaigners say inmates were routinely tortured at "Jail Ogaden", which...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the people of India for giving him a "historic mandate" of five more years in office, after a landslide victory in the general election. "We all want a new India. I want to bow down my head and say thank you," he said in a victory address to...
A tornado has killed three people in the US state of Missouri, including an elderly couple who were hurled hundreds of feet from their home. All three fatalities were in Golden City. Another tornado carved a three-mile swathe of destruction through the state capital, Jefferson City. It brought the death toll...
US President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi traded insults on Thursday, each questioning the other's mental stability. The top Democrat called on Mr Trump's family and aides to conduct an intervention with the president "for the good of the country". Mr Trump hit back, saying Mrs Pelosi was "crazy",...
(Reuters) - Indian shares surged to record highs on Thursday morning, as early trends showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was way ahead of its main opposition United Progressive Alliance (UPA), as vote-counting began in the world’s largest democracy. Investor sentiment has been buoyant since exit polls were announced on Sunday,...
(Reuters) - John Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, is to be released early from federal prison on Thursday as some U.S. lawmakers fear he remains a security risk. Lindh, photographed as a wild-eyed, bearded 20-year-old at his Afghanistan capture, will leave a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana...
NEW DELHI/KOLKATA (Reuters) - India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party taking an early lead, TV channels and the Election Commission said. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is...
NAGASAKI, Japan (Reuters) - Bank of Japan board member Yutaka Harada said on Wednesday the central bank must ramp up stimulus “without delay” if a slowdown in the economy hampers achievement of its price target. While capital expenditure and private consumption have so far withstood the impact from falling exports and output, risks to...

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